Spurs player singled out for praise by pundit following Watford draw

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham were held to 0-0 draw by an in-form Watford side at Vicarage Road on yesterday afternoon.

It was the first time in 91 Premier League games that the Lilywhites have been involved in a goalless draw, the second-longest such record in Premier League history (BBC MOTD).

While Spurs did control the majority of the game, they failed to create too many clear cut chances.

Mourinho admitted after the match that while he was disappointed to come away with a draw, he was pleased with his side’s performance (Football.London).

However, Spurs could have quite easily ended up on the losing side if not for some heroics from Paulo Gazzaniga.

With 20 minutes to go, referee Michael Oliver awarded the hosts a penalty following a handball by Jan Vertonghen but the Spurs goalkeeper denied Troy Deeney from 12 yards out with a strong save to his right.

Former Middlesbrough and Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer hailed the Argentine for his late penalty save.

Reacting to the 28-year-old’s stop, the Australian told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Brilliant goalkeeping – great save.

“Goalkeeper’s picked the right way and it’s a good height for him, of course, however you have got to go the right way and stay on your feet for as long as possible and Gazzaniga pulls off a very vital save for Tottenham.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Gazzaniga has come under a fair bit of criticism from some sections of the fan base recently but a lot of it has been quite harsh. While the 28-year-old has made a couple of errors, he has been extremely solid for the most part and has proven that he is an able deputy to Hugo Lloris.

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